It is a good idea but does have some caveats; one being that the 'New topic' button (and underlying action) is for all the forums - non-software ones as well. That said, I'll think about it and see what I can come up with.
To be honest, it is my desire (goal) to get rid of the current forums altogether and move to a better product - a Reddit style (voting, threaded, etc) one is what I have in mind. What cant be lost, however, is all the history from our current ones and that import process will be a challenge as well as not losing our search results from the likes of Google.
As always, thanks for the feedback.
Stardock Product Lifecycle Manager